One Million Twitter Followers? @Caitlyn_Jenner Clears That Hurdle In A Record 4 Hours
Jenner's account, launched at the same time as a Vanity Fair cover story about her transition, zooms past @POTUS as the quickest to reach that follower milestone.
Let’s just say Caitlyn Jenner’s introduction to Twitter was Olympian.
Jenner launched a new Twitter account today at the same time Vanity Fair published a profile about her transition from male to female and Bruce to Caitlyn, sending successive tweets that almost instantly went viral.
Less than four hours later, Jenner’s account had more than 1 million followers, reaching that milestone more quickly than any account in the history of Twitter, about an hour faster than the previous record set by Barack Obama’s @POTUS account last month.
Twitter reported that as of 4:21 p.m. Eastern time, there had been 1.5 million tweets sent about Jenner. Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion, took to Twitter to thank people for their support.